1931 – Katherine Dunham forms Ballet Négre

1931 Katherine Dunham forms Ballets Négre In 1931, Katherine Dunham (1910–2006), a dancer, anthropologist, social worker, activist, and author, formed Ballet Nègres. In 1928, while still an undergraduate, Katherine Dunham began to study ballet with Ludmilla Speranzeva, a Russian dancer who had settled in Chicago after having come to the United States with the Franco-Russian […]